My 16-year-old boy drives a 2008 Honda CR-V. He wishes to play the vehicle's radio while the engine is off. I have actually informed him it can eliminate the battery. He does not think me and also claims his good friends pay attention to the radios in their vehicles without the engines running "constantly" and also have never ever had an issue with eliminating the battery. Can you solve this standoff?


TOM: Is it his vehicle? If it is and also he eliminates his battery, you can decline to offer him a jump-start up until he creates "I will certainly constantly pay attention to my sainted mommy" 1,000 times.

RAY: Naturally, if it's your auto he's driving, then I recognize why you're worried. However you do not require to be.

TOM: The radio utilizes a really percentage of present-- possibly a number of amps. That's inadequate to eliminate a battery that remains in great problem. As long as the battery is audio, he can play the radio for a hr or 2 each time without doing any type of damage.

RAY: If your battery is weak, then he may eliminate it by playing the radio. Because instance, it would certainly have passed away quickly anyhow. As well as currently you can criticize it on him!

My neighborhood store uses a solution in which they will certainly "reflash" your automobile's computer system. Is that useful, or simply an unneeded solution to create earnings for the store? Is it something I could do myself? The store declares the blinking will certainly eliminate incorrect engine codes, boost engine efficiency, and so on.


RAY: This is not something you can do on your own. The devices called for to reflash the vehicle's computer system expenses numerous thousand bucks. And also there are various makers for various makers.

TOM: Fortunately is, there's no factor to reflash your computer system's memory as an upkeep solution.

RAY: The main factor to reflash a computer system (which primarily indicates upgrading or re-installing its software program) is due to the fact that an upgrade has actually been provided by the producer.

TOM: If the upgrade is to resolve a significant drivability or security problem, suppliers commonly will certainly do that totally free, particularly if you remain in for another thing.

RAY: The various other factor we reflash a computer system is if we currently have our device connected to the cars and truck for a few other factor. It's a straightforward treatment.

TOM: A reflash can not injure anything as well as could be beneficial.

RAY: However as lengthy as you have not gotten a notice from your supplier, there's no demand to reflash it regularly.






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